This week, In Focus focuses on Mother Earth — keeping the environment safe, and keeping ourselves safe in the process. Congressman Paul Tonko is chair of the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, co-chair of Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition and serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee. He joins JoDee Kenney for a conversation on how climate change is impacting us here in upstate New York — including the impact of climate change on our historical sites. He discusses action being taken to make clean energy more accessible — a double win for the planet and people’s wallets. Tonko also talks about further steps that can be taken to protect our environment here in New York — including changes to infrastructure, advancement of protective legislation, and investment in green solutions for the future.

You can watch the full interview with Congressman Paul Tonko in the video player above. And be sure to tune in for a look inside the biggest issues impacting Upstate New York, on In Focus with JoDee Kenney — every Sunday on Spectrum News 1.